GAO to agencies: Stop using Social Security numbers for everything

There really is such as a thing as “obvious.”  Isn’t there?

Adam Stone reports:

Federal agencies continue to over-collect, over-use and over-display Social Security numbers, leading to the an unnecessarily high risk of identity theft.

That’s the latest from the U.S. Government Accountability Office. In a recent report GAO declares that a decade’s worth of effort to pare the use of SSNs in government has had only “limited success.”

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